The Madagascar Story
The name “Bourbon vanilla” is specific to vanilla produced in the Indian Ocean, and more particularly in Madagascar, the Comoros, the Seychelles, Reunion and Mauritius. This name comes from the name of the kings of France who reigned from 1589 to 1789, then from 1815 to 1848. These kings had given their name to Reunion Island, which was called ” Bourbon Island ” in 1642 when the French took possession of it. Bourbon Gold vanilla from Madagascar is a very beautiful product which seduces by its olfactory and gustatory qualities. It is appreciated for its cocoa and fruity notes and its pods, the result of a long maturing process in wooden trunks. For the record, the maturing process is the final stage in the cultivation of vanilla. It is at this time that the pod develops all its fragrances and aromas and is transformed into a luxury product. This process lasts several months, the duration is determined according to the desired refining. A verifier makes sure that no mouldy pods contaminate the others. Thus, he regularly opens the trunks to remove the poor quality beans to offer you only the best.